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Johann Adolph Hasse (Composer)

Born: 25th March 1699, Germany

Died: 16th December 1783, Venice

Nationality: German

Johann Adolph Hasse was an 18th-century German composer, singer and teacher of music. Immensely popular in his time, Hasse was best known for his prolific operatic output, though he also composed a considerable quantity of sacred music. Married to soprano Faustina Bordoni and a great friend of librettist Pietro Metastasio, whose libretti he frequently set, Hasse was a pivotal figure in the development of opera seria and 18th-century music.

Further Reading: Hasse, J A

 Interview, Max Cencic on Hasse's Il Siroe Re di Persia

Katherine talks to the Croatian countertenor about his rehabilitation of an opera that was 'praised to the skies' in its day…

 Recording of the Week, World premiere recording of Hasse's opera, Siroe Re di Persia

Katherine listens to the first ever recording of J A Hasse’s exotic opera, featuring vocal fireworks from Max Emanuel Cencic, Franco Fagioli and Julia Lezhneva.

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